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RAAM Fundraiser: Help Borrego Springs HS Seniors

Every year many of the riders participating in Race Across America take this opportunity to make this a fundraising event. Last year, I rode Race Across the West, solo, and I raised $7,000 for the high school seniors for seven ($1,000) scholarships to help the students prepare... — Updated 3/28/2023


BASIC Scholarship

BASIC would like the community to know that our application for the 2023 – 24 academic year is now open! Our deadline is March 20 and requires applicants to have lived in Borrego, or graduated from Borrego Springs High School. If you or someone you know fits this description... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

Washington D.C., Here We Come!

After months of car washes, Dudley's Bakery Sales, GoFundMe, American Legion breakfasts/dinners, yard sales and more, the Borrego Springs Middle School's Civic Club has earned the money necessary for their week-long trip to... — Updated 3/6/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

Former BS High School Student Fights for Equity for Local Basketball Teams

She was a force to contend with on the basketball court while at Borrego Springs High School. Folks came to watch local high school star, Vanessa Rodarte, glide effortlessly up and down the basketball court with rapid speed and agi... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Mike Kitten    School

BSUSD Welding Class trip to Veridiam

Borrego Springs High School Welding students got an upfront look at welding and manufacturing operations at Veridiam Inc. Special Thanks to Brian Joyal CEO, Chip Thomson Plant Manager, Lourdes Machado Chong Senior Quality... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Martha Deichler    School

Washington DC or Bust!

Car washes, American Legion breakfasts, rummage sales and Go Fund Me efforts are among the fundraising activities our Borrego Springs Middle School students are enthusiastically embracing in an effort to raise funds for their... — Updated 12/20/2022


BSUSD Welding Class Receives Donations

The BSUSD CTE Welding class wishes to thank the following businesses and organizations for their support of our welding program. - Harbor Freight Tools for Schools – $250 - American Legion Riders post 853 – $ 1,000 -... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Martha Deichler    School

Additional Funding, More Services, Big Smiles

As the 2022 – 23 school year opens with extra state funding in hand, Superintendent Dr. Mark Stevens is embarking on programs to serve our children starting in infancy and through preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and... — Updated 10/18/2022


BASIC Salutes its College Graduates – Part 3 in the Series

Each year, now for 25 years, BASIC has devoted proceeds from the annual Circle of Art and our other fundraising activities to its scholarship program. Basic's scholarship program is part of BASIC's "cradle to graduation"... — Updated 10/12/2022


Borrego Springs Unified School District Selects Care Solace for Mental Health Care Coordination Services

Borrego Springs Unified School District selected Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental health care coordination, to expand access to community mental health and substance use treatment providers for students, staff, and their families. Care Solace... — Updated 10/4/2022


Full Day Preschool & T-K

Borrego Springs Unified School District is happy to announce that we have received funding to extend our 4 year old Preschool Program and Transitional Kindergarten to provide them with more enriching educational hours. These hours will be 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Anne Wermers    School

Mongolia – Part Two

This is part two of the Mongolia series. Martha Deichler described the last portion of our journey to Mongolia in the prior edition of the Borrego Sun. Because Martha missed the early part of the trip due to Covid, I am sharing... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Nikki Symington    School

Rams Hill Scholarship Recipients

Rams Hill has announced another round of $1,000 scholarships to five Borrego Springs' students entering post high school education. The scholarships are given annually to students whose parents have worked for at least a season at... — Updated 9/29/2022


BASIC Salutes its College Graduates – Part 2

Each year, now for 25 years, BASIC has devoted proceeds from the annual Circle of Art and our other fundraising activities to its scholarship program. Basic's scholarship program is part of BASIC's "cradle to graduation"... — Updated 8/19/2022


BASIC Salutes Its College Graduates

Each year, now for 25 years, BASIC has devoted proceeds from the annual Circle of Art and our other fundraising activities to its scholarship programs. BASIC gives two types of scholarships: start-school scholarships to high... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Joanne Ingwall    School

BASIC Celebrates Its 25th Year of Giving Scholarships to Borregans

This is BASIC's 25th year of awarding scholarships to Borregans who wish to further their education! This is a silver anniversary all of us at BASIC are proud to celebrate! For the 2022 – 23 academic year, BASIC will award... — Updated 7/25/2022


Borrego Springs High School Pool

The pool at BSHS is open! Go cool off and have some fun. A lifeguard will be on duty. Adult only swim: 10 a.m. to noon – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everyone swim: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Hours and days are subject to changed based on attendance and weather... — Updated 7/5/2022

 By Nikki Symington    School

930-mile Cycling Race, Fundraiser for BSHS Graduates

In 2021, Sylvia Maas, endurance cyclist and Borrego Springs resident, had quite a year, winning her two-person division in Race Across the West (RAW), first woman to win the Texas Longhorn 500, crewing the Race Across Oregon (RAO)... — Updated 6/21/2022

 By Martha Deichler    School

School District Responds to Parents' Concerns

Following two school board meetings where parents aired their concerns ranging from school meals, to school safety protocols and communication challenges with school administrators, the school district has responded and progress is being made to ameliorate these situations.... — Updated 6/16/2022


To BSHS Class of 2022

Dear Class of 2022, You have done it! I am so proud of all your accomplishments and growth. I have known most of you since you were 5th graders at the elementary school and it has been my pleasure to watch you all grow into respectful young adults. Your high school experience has... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Martha Deichler    School

Local Students Learn Life Saving Skills

Borrego Springs High School students in the CIH/CIG (Certified Interpretive Host and Guide) Class are learning more than how to interpret and communicate this special place where we live to tourists and visitors. They are also... — Updated 6/16/2022


"A Night in Athens"

Borrego Springs High School students were able to hold their prom this year on May 28 at Rams Hill Golf Club. This year's theme was "A Night in Athens."... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Martha Deichler    School

Joya Brings Joy Once More to Borrego!

The effervescent Joya Granbery Hoyt is at it again with her publication of a full color workbook, Expressive Arts Your Way. Based on years of working with Borrego Springs Middle School in the After-School Program, the workbook... — Updated 6/13/2022


BSCCA: Elementary School

The last concert of the Borrego Springs Community Concert Association's Season was very special, as it was performed for the Borrego Springs Elementary School. There was no field trip, as the concert was brought to the kids! The... — Updated 6/6/2022


BSUSD Monthly Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting on May 11 in the high school community room, where members of the board, schools and the community shared updates and statements. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by President of... — Updated 6/2/2022


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